John D Carmichael

July 23, 1926May 11, 2019

John D Carmichael, age 92, of Seal Beach, California passed away on Saturday May 11, 2019. John was born July 23, 1926 in Cameron, Missouri. His parents moved to California when John was a young boy and settled in Orange. He graduated from Orange Union High School and entered the Navy upon graduation. After his Naval service, he attended Compton Junior college, graduating with an AA degree. He finished his education at the University of Southern California in 1950, graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering. He met and married the love of his life, Judith Bowsher Carmichael, two months after graduating from USC. Judith and John were married for 67 years.

John worked for various independents in the Los Angeles Basin before moving to Venezuela to work for the Mene Grande Oil Co. (Gulf Oil). They spent 15 wonderful years in San Tome enjoying the hunting, fishing, bridge playing and the wonderful people they met in Venezuela. Upon returning to California, John worked for the City of Long Beach, Xtra Energy Corp. and Angus Petroleum Corp. before retiring in 1993.

John was a 50 year member of four Masonic bodies. He belonged to the Blue Lodge in Orange, York Rite Masons, in Los Angeles, and Al Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles. He was a past President of the Long Beach Petroleum Club and remained active in the club until his death.

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